Windows 10 Security Warning As Dropbox Zero-Day Is Confirmed

Keep Your DropBox Program Up to Date. This is the warning from an article by Davey Winder Senior Contributor Cybersecurity Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows 10 Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows that can enable an attacker to attain Windows SYSTEM privileges from a starting point of a simple Windows user. What is the Dropbox for More »

Growing Sophistication of Malware

A majority of ransomware families deployed in the wild is of the cookie-cutter variety. Even ransomware that uses obfuscation to get around some kind of detection usually ends up being detectable when it starts to actually encrypt files. However, some threat actors are using very sophisticated tools, says Andrew Brandt, principal researcher at Sophos. As one example, he points to ransomware that use “kill lists” to More »

2020 Malware Predictions

As 2020 approaches, it comes the impending waves of new malware that businesses will have to defend themselves from. Myla Pilao, the director of technology marketing for cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, sees three major trends on the horizon: an increase in malware using unconventional behaviors, an emergence of Linux-based malware, and a continued increase in the volume and complexity of info-stealing malware. When it comes to the classification More »

Nearly 75% of all payments are digital, study says

Debit and credit card use in Canada still reign supreme, Payments Canada recently revealed in its annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report Payments Canada provided an insight into both year-on-year and five-year payment methods and trends in Canada, analyzing over 21 billion payment transactions made in 2018. Electronic payments accounted for 73 per cent of total payments volume in 2018. Since 2013, debit and credit card More »

LifeLabs Pays Ransom after Massive Data Breach

The Globe and Mail is reporting LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, Canada’s largest lab testing company, has paid a ransom after a major cyber attack led to the theft of lab results for 85,000 Ontarians and potentially the personal information of 15 million customers. The personal information stolen from the lab test provider could include a customer’s name, address, e-mail, login, passwords, date of birth and More »

Visa warns: Cybercrime attacks on the rise at North American gas stations

In its statement, Visa explained that cyberattacks on gas stations have been on the rise as business owners have been slow to upgrade their terminals to safer chip-reading technology, from magnetic stripe readers. The ability of hackers to access the merchant’s internal networks makes these attacks more sophisticated in nature, warns Visa, as compared to the more usual skimming scams in which card-skimming devices are More »

49% of workers, when forced to update their password, reuse the same one with just a minor change

We all should know by now that password reuse is a big problem. Many computer users make the mistake of trusting the same password to protect their different online accounts, not realising that if one site gets hacked that may provide the key for hackers to break in elsewhere. Malicious attackers use credential stuffing techniques to automatically throw databases of stolen usernames and passwords at More »

North announces Focals 2.0 smart glasses

North, the Waterloo-based consumer smart glasses company, announced today the second iteration of its stylish smart glasses: Focals 2.0. The Focals 2.0 now folds like regular glasses. The Focals smart glasses hosts a tiny projector inside the leg of the glasses. Its output is then reflected directly onto the user’s fovea via a special area on the lens; creating a clear image without needing the More »

WhatsApp ditches older Windows phones, iPhones and Androids

According to WhatsApp’s FAQ page, the platform will no longer support a range of older phones spanning most of the biggest operating systems and manufacturers. Starting February 1, 2020, iPhones with iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported, as well as any Android device running version 2.3.7 or older.  All Windows phones will also lose support December 31, 2019, and the app “might not More »

Apple admits iPhone 11 Pro still collects location data even when told not to

Any owners of the iPhone 11 Pro will want to hear, and it is trending on Reddit. According to a story from 9 to 5 Mac, a security researched discovered that the device still collects location data, even if the settings should preclude it from doing so. The researcher, who goes by KrebsOnSecurity online, recorded the issue and reported it to Apple, who responded saying More »

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